In the early afternoon of December 18, CantaBulgarian had the opportunity to meet with Rosen Plevneliev, President of the Republic of Bulgarian, and discuss over tea with him question regarding the current social and political affairs of Bulgaria. Following an introduction by Mr Plevneliev, several members of CantaBulgarian raised important issues they care about; among topics discussed were the relations with Russia and the European Union, the conflicts in Eastern Ukraine and Syria, but also domestic problems like social inequality, and the climate for young scientists to work in Bulgarian institutes. Other discussions regarded the state of high school education and the growing number of young entrepreneurs in our country.
We thank Mr Plevneliev for his time and for the opportunity to discuss our concerns at the highest level. At the conclusion of the meeting, we presented Mr Plevneliev with a pair of University of Cambridge cufflinks, which are bound to be one-of-a-kind in his collection.